November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

The early 17th Century, and not many conversations can be had without the words “Hapsburg” or “Ottoman” creeping in there every other sentence or so.  And let’s face it: even the small nations liked to kick off for just about any old reason, so if you’re talking about...
October 15th, 1529 | The Siege of Vienna

October 15th, 1529 | The Siege of Vienna

1529 and Europe and the Middle East are pretty much demonstrating one of the coolest eras of warfare: swords, spears, halberds, and just a hint of cannon and muskets. The world was changing, but one common denominator had been the Ottoman Empire. From 1299 to 1453...
September 26th, 1371 | The Battle of Maritsa

September 26th, 1371 | The Battle of Maritsa

Let’s stick with the Ottomans as they rampage across everything in sight, beheading anyone who looks at them funny. Disclaimer: I’ve seen the 27th for this one, but the 26th more often. And it’s the 26th today, so I’m rolling with it. Don’t be hatin’. Disclaimer #2: I...
September 25th, 1396 | The Battle of Nicopolis

September 25th, 1396 | The Battle of Nicopolis

So back in the day a common theme was to go running around the world putting a plate-clad fist onto someone’s kisser just because they didn’t have the same religious bent as your dear self. Pretty much as it is today, but with more swords and sexy armor. The Ottoman...